Paul A. Godshall

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Paul A. Godshall Obituary
PAUL GODSHALL Paul A. Godshall, 98, of Souderton, formerly of Harleysville, died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. He was the loving husband of the late Stella B. Godshall for 72 years. Paul was born in Harleysville, to the late Enos D. and Catherine (Allebach) Godshall. He was self-employed Farmer for 58 years. Paul was a board member of the Hope Christian Center in New York, NY and a founding board member of Christopher Dock High School and Penn View Christian School. He was a choir member of Life with God radio program. Paul volunteered his time recycling at the Souderton Mennonite Homes. He loved singing and traveling to see his family in Vermont, Puerto Rico and Africa. Paul was a generous supporter of missions, the church and Christian education. He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where he served as a former song leader for 44 years. He is survived by his two daughters, Miriam M. Godshall of Aibonito, PR and Lourene Bender and husband, Nevin, of Harrisonburg, VA; his two sons, Dr. Stanley Godshall and wife, Susan, of Mount Joy and Philip Godshall and wife, Donna, of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and his brother-in-law, Abram Ehst of Souderton. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Abram and Clayton Godshall and his four sisters, Edna Landis, Mary Myers, Catherine Meyers and Ella Mae Detweiler and three infant sons. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2PM at Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit Street, Souderton, where friends may view and meet with the family from 1 to 2PM. Burial will take place at Franconia Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Living Branches Foundation Benevolent Care Fund, 275 Dock Drive Lansdale, PA 19446 or Hospice Memorial Fund c/o Grand View Hospital, 700 Lawn Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960. Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com

Published in The Reporter on Feb. 22, 2013
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